Over the last few years, we have started to see a marked increase in the number of clients asking for herringbone engineered oak flooring. They are choosing to use it in all rooms: hallways, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.
This popular pattern (it takes its name from its similarity to fishbone patterns) is appearing on floors and walls internally and on paths and gardens externally. It’s appearing on wood flooring, vinyl flooring, tiles in kitchens and bathrooms and paint effects everywhere else!
The trend of mixing the colours and texture is also starting to become apparent. The beauty of this pattern is definitely in its simplicity.
Each board is the same size and the length of the board is always divisible by its width.
An example of this is our current boards at 600mm in length by 120mm wide.
The ends of the boards will be cut square and these butt up to another board along the length. This forms a rigid ‘zigzag’ pattern.
A chevron or French herringbone is generally described when each end of the board is cut at an angle,
The beauty of modern-day herringbone engineered oak flooring is that it is available as ‘engineered’, as opposed to solid, which would have been used when it was last popular in the early part of the 20th Century.
Stability and durability are the key areas sought after for all engineered oak flooring. The movement and ‘gapping’ of solid oak flooring a thing of the past. It can be used over underfloor heating, making it a great choice in new homes.
The beauty of modern-day flooring is of course CHOICE!
We can now choose different sizes in length, width and thickness. Also, different textures (smooth, brushed, distressed etc.) and many different colours. Choose anything from limed whites to deep, dark solid blacks and greys.
We can even choose the grade of the wood. From ‘Classic’ – characterful knots and grain to ‘Elegance’ with minimal knots and cleaner boards.